Brickell Avenue

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U.S. Route 1 marker

Brickell Avenue
Route information
Length1.8 mi[2] (2.9 km)
Existed1898 (1898)[1]–present
Major junctions
South end US 1 (Dixie Highway) in Miami
  US 41 in Miami
North end US 1 (Biscayne Boulevard Way) in Miami
Location
CountiesMiami-Dade
Highway system

Brickell Avenue is a north–south road that is part of U.S. Route 1, in Miami, Florida, just south of the Miami River.[3] North of the Brickell Avenue Bridge, U.S. Route 1 is known as Biscayne Boulevard. Brickell Avenue is the main road through the Brickell financial district of Downtown Miami and is considered "Wall Street South."[citation needed] Brickell Avenue is lined with high-rise office buildings and residential condominiums, as well as many banks and restaurants. It is also famed for "Millionaire Row's" home to a cluster of Miami's most expensive residences.

It is a grid plan main north–south thoroughfare through the south part of Miami's central business district.

Route description[edit]

Brickell Avenue toward the Miami River

Brickell Avenue from the Miami River south it continues south-southwest and upon crossing Broadway/SE 15th Street it curves southwest and continues in that direction until it terminates at Southeast 26th Road/Rickenbacker Causeway, becoming South Federal Highway for a short distance (about 1/4 mile) until it becomes South Dixie Highway - US1. The portion north of the one-way pair of 7th and 8th Streets carries U.S. Route 41.

Notable attractions on Brickell Avenue[edit]

Brickell's cultural significance has arguably surpassed downtown because its bar and restaurant zone brings in large crowds well into late night - early morning hours. Popular restaurants on Brickell Avenue include Komodo, La Petit Maison, Truluck's, and Cipriani.

Many of the restaurants on Brickell Ave transform from bright, open restaurants during the day to inviting and sensual by night. Some of the places include Barsecco, Baby Jane Cocktail & Noodle Bar, and The Bar at Level 25.

There are also a few historic places on Brickell Ave such as Brickell Mausoleum and Villa Serena, a home built on the former "Millioniare's Mile" for William Jennings Bryan, a former politician in 1913.

Winter Home of Wm. J. Bryan, Miami, FL.jpg


Demographics[edit]

Based on the 2010 U.S. Census, Brickell's racial makeup was 62.0% Hispanic of any race, 33.2% White (non-Hispanic), 1.6% Asian, and 1.4% Black. The population of Brickell in 2010 had 27,776 people, with a population density of 37,622 per square mile.

A large amount of Brickell's population works in banking, law, and finance. Of Brickell's population, 36% have a master's degree or higher and 38% have a bachelor's degree.

Major intersections[edit]

The entire route is in Miami, Miami-Dade County.

mi[2]kmDestinationsNotes
0.00.0 US 1 south (Dixie Highway) / SR 913 (SE 26th Road) to I-95 northAccess to tolled Rickenbacker Causeway via SR 913 east
1.11.8 SR 972 west (SE 13th Street / Coral Way)Eastern terminus of SR 972
1.52.4 US 41 west (SE 8th & 7th Streets) to I-95Eastern terminus of US 41
1.72.7Brickell Avenue Bridge over the Miami River
1.82.9 US 1 north (SE 4th Street / Biscayne Boulevard Way)
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Arva Moore Parks; Sarah E. Eaton (June 17, 1997). George E. Nolan House, 1548 Brickell Avenue: Designation Report (PDF) (Report). City of Miami. p. 7. Archived from the original (PDF) on July 14, 2010. Retrieved November 18, 2012. By the time the railroad arrived in 1896, spurred in part by the Brickells’ gift of land to Henry Flagler, the Brickells had already paved a rock road, known as the Coconut Grove Trail, through their property. In 1898, the trail became a 145 foot wide roadway called Brickell Avenue and extended from the Miami River to Broadway (15th Road).
  2. ^ a b Google (January 1, 2020). "Brickell Avenue" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved January 1, 2020.
  3. ^ "Brickell Avenue Neighborhood Guide". Archived from the original on February 6, 2010. Retrieved February 4, 2010.

Coordinates: 25°45′58″N 80°11′27″W / 25.766233°N 80.190711°W / 25.766233; -80.190711